The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but let’s face it: sometimes they can be stressful. Between planning a holiday party, shopping for gifts or thinking ahead to New Year’s resolutions, sometimes it feels like your to-do list never ends. Luckily, Bamboo smartpads can help keep you organized and on track during the craziness of the holiday season. Here’s how:

Step 1: The first step is to clear out your mental space and get it out on paper. Turn on your Bamboo Slate and make your list (and check it twice!) by writing, sketching or doodling with the accompanying smartpen. The possibilities are endless – you can organize your notes by sections, draw a calendar to visualize the month ahead, or make bulleted lists for anything from gift ideas to what to buy for that big family get-together. And get creative with it! Because who says notes have to be boring? We used some bullet journal inspiration to create ours.


Step 2:  Have you ever made it to the store and realized you forgot your shopping list at home? You’re not alone! With the Bamboo Slate, you don’t have to worry about keeping track of your notes and to-do lists. Once you’ve finished creating your page of notes, just click the button on the Slate to convert them to a digital file. You can then access them from anywhere – including your smartphone. Bamboo Slate is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled iOS or Android mobile devices (iOS 8 or later or Android 4.3 or later). You can update pages any time you want.

Step 3: Turn on your phone, pull up your Inkspace app, and voila! There are your notes. Organize them, annotate them, add color or even change the design. If you already have a favorite notetaking app like Evernote or OneNote, you can export your notes and to do lists there as well. Upgrade to Inkspace Plus to get 50GB of storage (60,000+ pages of notes) and unlock premium features such as converting handwritten notes to text or export your drawings or diagrams to scalable vector files (.SVG) for further editing.

Step 4: Grab a cup of cocoa and relax! Now that the hard part is out of the way, you can put away your smartphone and enjoy time with loved ones – after all, that’s what the holidays are all about.

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